|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Business|
|Student contribution band :||Band 4|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||24 May 2022|
Management strategies unique to the field of diversity management are important in the Australian organisational context for their continued success in a diverse society. These strategies are important to provide opportunities for groups who have, despite legislation and regulation, been disadvantaged in the labour market. These strategies also form the basis of the business case for managing diversity and its contribution to organisational performance and reputation. For those who implement diversity and inclusion strategies it is important to be aware of the legislation regulating this area and it is also critical to be aware of the diversity profile of the Australian workforce. Diversity and human resources practitioners, as well as managers generally, need to be creative in the development and implementation of inclusion programs. This field is developing rapidly and practitioners need to be agile and skilled in managing this ever evolving area.
Strategies involved in effective diversity management are critical to improve the inclusion of diversity groups within the work environment. This course examines the theoretically based strategies and ethical issues to assist with developing an inclusive organisational environment. Incorporating strategies which acknowledge the key aspects of particular diversity groups, for example the issue of disclosure of an invisible disability in the workplace will frame the inclusion strategies used for this group of employees. The concepts in this course acknowledge the 'voice' of the diversity groups, moving away from previous research that treated diversity groups as an employee group to be 'managed' rather than a valued employee group to be 'included' within the culture of the organisation.
|Semester 2, 2022||Online|